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Tamale Boy

1764 NE Dekum St, Portland, OR 97211-4842
+1 503-206-8022
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good22%
  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“tamales” (39 reviews)
“guacamole” (10 reviews)
“beans” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mexican, Latin, South American, Vegetarian Friendly
1764 NE Dekum St, Portland, OR 97211-4842
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tamale boy is so good- it’s tamales, it fried brussel sprouts, it drinks and everyone who works there! We go often.

Thank Djoella
Reviewed 9 February 2018

Brussel sprout dish offered on happy hour menu was delicious, but quite oily. Chicken mole tamale was just OK, but quite large. Vegetable tamale was very "blah".

Thank David L
Reviewed 1 February 2018

Had to try Tamale Boy so I headed out into the rain soaked world of Portland and drove to Tamale Boy on Dekum Street. I ordered a couple of carne asada tacos and tried a dish that was like a stew of tomatillo sauce, beans,...More

Thank Milestogo007
Reviewed 15 December 2017

Tamale Boy is such a Portland treasure. The tamales are well prepared and so tasty! Great ingredients! I also love the esquitas and the carne asada tacos! So so flavorful and delightful. This place also has an incredible patio — tons of space, very comfortable,...More

Thank emily s
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

For a delicious and exotic change from average and boring fast food, this place is delicious and the prices are the same as for any fast food place but the food is special, tasty and fun.

Thank salomon v
Reviewed 23 October 2017

If you haven't tried this super place, you need to put it on your list. Strange ordering, but once you figure it out, pretty simple. Food is great and margaritas also enjoyable. We ate outdoors, a bit cool but the heaters were on, so not...More

Thank dg2518
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

Friendly helpful service, neighborhood vibe, surprisingly good chicken mole tamales! I asked the counter girl for a recommendation, and she was spot-on. Topped off with a Mexican lager, and I’ll be back again!

Thank Bob W
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

Not having tasted any tamale before, we were brought to Tamale Boy during a bike tour. The place has atmosphere with a cosy garden to sit. We had various Tamale stuffings to try. The tamale was tasty (and according to group members it was good...More

Thank AL273
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

We visited the PDX location but couldn't find it on TripAdvisor. The staff was friendly and helpful when answering my food restriction questions. We had a bowl and the food was fresh and tasty! The chicken and pork have some heat which I loved! Tamale...More

Thank Stephmc15
Reviewed 2 August 2017

Ordered 2carnitas quesadillas today with a side of beans. Dry as the sole on my shoe but my shoe is probably more flavorful. Go to parquet no instead you wil enjoy the food.

Thank carlmsmith
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1764 NE Dekum St, Portland, OR 97211-4842
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 503-206-8022
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